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War's trauma apparent in portraits of Gazan children

Jul. 21, 2021 10:58 AM EDT

Suzy Ishkontana, 7, clings to her new toys and clothes, but mostly to her dad. For hours, they were separated under the rubble of their family’s home. Now she cannot bear to be apart. More than two months have passed since rescue workers pulled the...

'Purely ethnic profiling': New wave of Tigrayans detained

Jul. 13, 2021 05:32 AM EDT

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Witnesses say thousands of Tigrayans are being detained and their businesses closed in cities across Ethiopia in a new wave of ethnic targeting by authorities over the eight-month conflict in the Tigray region. The detentions follow the...

US cites China, Myanmar, Ethiopia in genocide report

Jul. 12, 2021 14:05 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration on Monday renewed genocide allegations against China for repression of Uyghur Muslims and other minorities in its northwest Xinjiang region. It also warned Eritrea, Ethiopia, Myanmar and South Sudan of possible further sanctions for ethnic...

Pope tells South Sudan leaders to make sacrifices for peace

Jul. 09, 2021 09:37 AM EDT

ROME (AP) — Pope Francis and the Archbishop of Canterbury marked the 10th anniversary of the independence of South Sudan on Friday by urging its rival political leaders to make the necessary personal sacrifices to consolidate peace. The majority of the country’s...

World Bank estimates cost of rebuilding Gaza at $485M

Jul. 08, 2021 13:01 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Rebuilding Gaza after the latest devastating war between Israel and the territory's militant Hamas rulers will cost up to $485 million, the World Bank said. The report says it will take up to $380 million to repair the physical damage alone, with more...

In UAE visit, Israeli minister builds ties after Gaza war

Jun. 30, 2021 09:54 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Israeli's foreign minister acknowledged Wednesday during his first state visit to the United Arab Emirates that when tensions flare in Jerusalem, it reverberates across the region. “Nobody is denying the fact that tensions in...

UN urges Israel to halt building of settlements immediately

Jun. 24, 2021 20:16 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations on Thursday accused Israel of flagrantly violating international law by expanding settlements in the West Bank and east Jerusalem, saying settlements are illegal and urging the country’s new government to halt their enlargement immediately. ...

Israel strikes Gaza after Hamas fires incendiary balloons

Jun. 17, 2021 18:24 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel launched airstrikes on the Gaza Strip late Thursday for a second time since a shaky cease-fire ended last month's 11-day war. The strikes came after activists mobilized by Gaza's militant Hamas rulers launched incendiary balloons into Israel for a third straight day....

Israeli airstrikes target Gaza sites, first since cease-fire

Jun. 16, 2021 15:27 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli airstrikes hit militant sites in the Gaza Strip early Wednesday, and Palestinians responded by sending a series of fire-carrying balloons back across the border for a second straight day — further testing the fragile cease-fire that ended last month’s war...

Israeli airstrikes target Gaza sites, first since cease-fire

Jun. 15, 2021 21:56 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli aircraft carried out a series of airstrikes at militant sites in the Gaza Strip early Wednesday, the first such raids since a shaky cease-fire ended the war with Hamas last month. The airstrikes targeted facilities used by Hamas militants for...